Eye On Boise archive for June 2009

TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2009




Two Idahoans confirmed to federal posts

Dick Rush and Wally Hedrick have been confirmed by the Obama Administration as Idaho's new USDA farm service agency director and state director for rural development, respectively. Both were nominated for those posts by Congressman Walt Minnick, Idaho's highest-ranking official who is of the same...

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ISP budget faces big hole

The hole that looms to be filled in the Idaho State Police budget is actually larger than some may think, a legislative panel heard this morning. The fiscal year 2010 budget gives the ISP $15.7 million from the state highway fund, which largely comes from...

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MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2009




Otter: 'Idaho is weathering this storm'

Gov. Butch Otter says there are some bright spots in Idaho's current economic downturn, including an Idaho Air National Guard project at Gowen Field that's restoring 57 jobs, a 16-employee manufacturing firm moving from Spokane to Post Falls, and an expansion in ammunition manufacturing in...

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SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2009

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2009


TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2009


Smith poll: Idahoans unexcited about Obama 

Idaho pollster Greg Smith today released results of a new statewide poll that showed that Idahoans are less favorable toward President Barack Obama than the nation, but they don't feel all that strongly about it. The poll, which queried randomly selected 400 Idahoans 18 and...

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MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2009


More Idaho inmates back in state 

Idaho's Department of Correction says it's now brought back another 68 inmates who had been housed out of state, in Sayre, Okla., bringing the state down to 120 out-of-state inmates, all of whom are now scheduled to be returned to Idaho by the end of...

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SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 2009

THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2009

North Idaho freeway could include bottleneck 

When the big Garwood-to-Sagle freeway project on Highway 95 in North Idaho is completed, it may have a two-mile, two-lane bottleneck at its southern end before it reaches an existing four-lane highway at Hayden. The Idaho Transportation Board today reviewed an Idaho Attorney General's opinion...

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